literature reviews

Scoping of resources to support alcohol and health behaviour change

Report of a study which reviewed the use and appropriateness of available health behaviour change (HBC) resources on alcohol by various professionals within different settings. The aim was to review the evidence base for the link between topic areas to inform the development of future resources.

Choice in mental health care (Briefing 31)

Briefing paper summarising the findings of a literature review on choice in mental health and learning difficulties carried out in order to help mental health services in England offer their users the same choice concerning their care as people with physical health needs.

Young people and substance use : the influence of personal, social and environmental factors on substance use among adolescents in Scotland

Report presenting the findings of a study which aimed to provide a holistic understanding of substance use behaviour among young people in Scotland and identify the key factors which influence alcohol, tobacco and drug use among this group. The report sets out to inform the development of relevant educational programmes and materials for use within schools.

University of Warwick

This Annotated Bibliography is one output from a review of the available research evidence to support improved care in residential care homes as the needs of older people intensify. The review identified extremely little published evidence on residential care homes; the research base is almost exclusively related to provision of care in nursing homes.

Impact of alcohol consumption on young people : a review of reviews

Report presenting the findings of a study which carried out a systematic review of the published review literature on the harms and benefits of alcohol consumption for children and young people. The quality of the evidence found is assessed as is its relevance to the UK population. Gaps in the research are also identified.

Improving children's attainment through a better quality of family-based support for early learning

Report of a study which evaluated the evidence for the effectiveness of family-based support of early learning in improving outcomes for children.

The teachers health and wellbeing study Scotland

Report presenting the findings of a study which set out to investigate the state of teachers' health and well being by mapping the context and support which is available to teachers in Scotland, consulting teachers themselves about their health needs and support and considering interventions from abroad which might be effective in addressing teachers health and well being.